Sunday, May 22, 2016

Field to Vase Dinner Tour ~ A Hill Country Garden Party

Put on a crown of flowers and join me

for the most amazing 

Field of Flowers Garden Party.

is a series of private, intimate gatherings being  

held across the US at family owned flower farms.

Last evening I had the privilage to be a guest 

at one of these artisan-style dinners held in a unique venue. 

Pamela and Frank Arnosky of

were our gracious hosts for the evening at their

Texas hill country flower farm in Blanco, TX.

Originally planned to be held in the fields among

all these gorgeous blooming flowers,

the threat of thunder storms moved the venue into

the Arnosky's beautiful big blue barn.

Three rows of long tables filled the space

while thousands of gorgeous fresh flowers filled

vases down the center of all the tables.

Can you see how amazing this setting is?

Outside, tents were set up for the on-site kitchen and bar.

filled the glasses of happy guests.

Erin Esensee and her team from H-E-B Blooms

were the flower designers who created 

all the amazing arrangements for the event.

Erin demonstrated the art of creating

a sweet boquet with Arnosky fresh flowers.

In addition to the blue glass vases filled with flowers,

Erin and her team created the arrangements with a "fence post"

as a nod to the many flowers that grow wild

across the pastures and along the fences of our Texas hill country.

Each place setting featured a mix 

of vintage dishes and flatware.

Can you imagine my squeal of delight

as I sat down to this charming place setting?

The dinner plate at my spot

was Eggshell Georgian by Homer Laughlin.

If you read my recent post,

 Inspirations From My Mother, here

you'll know why I was touched with nostalgia.

was the chef responsible for our incredible meal.

Take a look at the scrumptious menu above.

Dinner was 

served family style.

Platter after platter of delicious offerings 

were place down the center of our table for all to enjoy.

As dining companions enjoyed the 

"farm to table" seasonal meal,

the beautiful blue barn was filled with

the sounds of laughter and lively conversation.

All the while, the beauty of the 

landscape lingered just outside the windows.

I feel full of gratitude 

for friends, flowers, and fine food.

Field to Vase Dinner Tour ~ here.

Arnosky Family Flower Farm ~ here.

Slow Flowers, American Grown Flowers ~ here.

Flower Magazine ~ here.


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